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October 2018

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts-historic building, 118 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Rina Banerjee, “Make Me a Summary of the World” (Taj Mahal) October 27, 2018–March 31, 2019 How can you capture the world in a sculpture? If you’re Rina Banerjee, on fire with thoughts about the South Asian, African and other diasporas and displaced peoples in the world, you include materials from all peoples and places. And tell the story of connections and how split identities are facts that many people live with on a daily basis. Are they Indian, Chinese,…

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December 2018

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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PHOTO BY M. STANLEY FOR THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT CORPORATION Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest along the Delaware River features fire pits, a game room, a chalet-style lodge with food and beverages, confectionary cabin, 12 nights of Christmas movies and weekend Skates with Santa in December — all centered around a regulation-sized skating rink with a view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Ice skate, toast marshmallows over fire pits for s'mores, sip on warm seasonal beverages and more with…

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February 2019

Caught Up in History

Wednesday, February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Eric Miller, launch of the Federation of Trade Unions, COSATU (Cape Town, 1986). A talk by photographer and curator Paul Weinberg about the engaged camera in South Africa. Slought is pleased to announce Caught Up in History, a talk by photographer and curator Paul Weinberg about the engaged camera in South Africa. The turbulent period of repression by the apartheid government in the 1980's was matched with political resistance and cultural activism. The camera was deeply part of this wave. Individual…

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Community opening reception

Thursday, February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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90 ARTISTS SHARE THEIR WORK AT THE SCHUYLKILL CENTER Please join us next week for the opening reception for Community: a crowd-sourced, community-based art show at the Schuylkill Center. Community celebrates the creativity of our neighbors, current and former staff, members, volunteers, families, and friends—over 90 people are sharing their work in this incredible show. Our art gallery is full of paintings, drawings, sculpture, video, photographs, collage, carvings, mosaics, and more around a range of subjects, not only the environmental topics for which…

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2019 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk

Thursday, February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Architecture & Design, 1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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We are thrilled to invite you to meet and learn from Jennifer Keesmaat, the former Chief Planner of Toronto, Ontario, host of the Invisible Citypodcast, and recipient of our 2019 Edmund N. Bacon Award on Thursday, February 21st in Philadelphia. Learn more about Jennifer Keesmaat here. Also honored at the ceremony will be the three winning teams from the 2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge, which asked students to develop plans to reinvigorate Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood - in spite of its opioid epidemic - for its residents, business owners, and…

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2019 Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Awards + Talk | honoring Jennifer Keesmaat

Thursday, February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Architecture & Design, 1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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Join us in honoring Jennifer Keesmaat and the student winners of the 2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge. Keesmaat is the former Chief Planner for the city of Toronto, Ontario, and host of the podcast Invisible City. Her work in Toronto has focused on walkability, affordable housing, and initiating conversations with the community to get them involved in the planning process. Cost: $175 | VIP Ticket (includes VIP Reception)           $25 | General Admission           $5 | College Students w/ valid ID…

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Film Screening: Bamako

Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Danny Glover, featured in Bamako (2006).   A film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako about a tribunal between ordinary Africans and representatives of international financial institutions. Slought and the SP2 Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce a special screening of Bamako (2006), a narrative film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. This event is presented in in collaboration with Louverture Films and in partnership with the Center for Africana Studies, and Cinema & Media Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.This…

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Mindfulness at the Museum with Sandi Herman

Friday, February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of free, drop-in guided meditation sessions facilitated by a rotating group of skilled holistic practitioners. Our exhibitions serve as the backdrop, as you learn how to become present in the “here and now.” Sessions are held every Friday at noon. Click on the dates below to register. Participation is free and open to all. Prior meditation experience and special clothing is not required.

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Colored People Time: Mundane Futures Reading and Conversation with Professor Saidiya Hartman

Friday, February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Launching February 1, 2019 Conceived by Meg Onli, assistant curator at ICA, Colored People Time challenges the traditional exhibitions structure and format to initiate a profound exploration into the banal and everyday ways in which the history of slavery and colonialism permeates the present and impacts the future. Broken into three separate chapters—Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, and Banal Presents—which will open consecutively over the course of 2019, the exhibition explores how the subjugation of black people in America was not…

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Reading and Conversation with Saidiya Hartman

Friday, February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Saidiya Hartman. Photo by: Steven Gregory Location: Annenberg 110, 3620 Walnut St, 19104 The Penn Book Center, the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and ICA present Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Saidiya Hartman, in dialogue with ICA Assistant Curator Meg Onli on the occasion of the release of Professor Hartman’s new volume, 'Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval’. Hartman’s work examines the revolution of black intimacy in Philadelphia and New York in the early twentieth…

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